Originally Posted by yrgm
I have only played on 2. They are nice but I don't like the round plastic like back, it slide and faces up while your playing.
I had to travel for a job for over a year, picked up a used Yamaha w/ hardshell case for about $250. It wasn't my Taylor, but it wasn't bad at all.
Plenty of good guitars in that range.
The back isn't plastic...but I see your point. It's some space age material used on jets.
Anyway...guitar center sells an Ovation Celebrity for $300...and from what I hear, it is well worth it.
You may also want to try craigslist.com to see if anyone in your area is selling one for a decent price.